Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is so true. I have never really been a fan of diamonds. I love more colorful stones, my engagement ring is a large pink sapphire ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ photo not linked Econ-Atrocity: Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond Ring from Anyone, Under Any Circumstances, Even If They Really Want to Give You One You’ve Been Psychologically Conditioned To Want a Diamond.

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Monday Giveaway!!! - Radius Toothbrush

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via- The Radius representative Here at RADIUS eco-consciousness and design is very much apart of our day to day operations. I'd like to introduce to our SOURCE toothbrush with its ergonomically designed handle and replaceable brush head. The Source toothbrush I would say is probably the most eco-friendly toothbrush on the market. The handle which makes up 93% of the total product is made 100% of recycled wood and soda bottles.

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How to Build A Floating Island

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Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew / Illustration by Juan Martinez Excerpted from "Toolbox for sustainable City Living: A Do-It-Ourselves Guide" by Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew (South End Press, 2008). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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Who Owns The Organic Companies

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You may be surprised. Then again you may not. Click on the photo to enlarge. Labels: Did You Know

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The Dead Eagle

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, December 31, 2008 The Dead Eagle Falln as he is, this king of birds still seems Like royalty in ruins. Considering that today is the last day of 2008, and we shall be “birthing in” a new year, I bequeath our struggles of 2008 to the divine spirit of the bald eagle and choose for 2009 a year of soaring victory. At December 31, 2008 12:01 PM , SF Girl said.

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World's online climate conference "Climate 2008" from 3-7 November 2008

The Green Changemakers

[link] Climate 2008 in a nutshell Patronage Papers & Posts General discussion Live-Chat Climate Projects around the world Climate Change Studies Library Podcasts The world's climate neutral Scientific Climate Conference 3-7 November 2008 online Welcome to the conference The online climate conference has opened its virtual doors. Participation: Register for free to take part in this major online event from 3-7 November 2008.

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White Roofs

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via TreeHugger Lighter Roofs Could Save $1Billion USD Annually by Kristin Underwood, San Diego, CA In much the same way that more ice/snow reflects UV rays instead of absorbing the heat the way the oceans do (think: feedback loop that results from melting polar ice caps), cities are now giving white roofs a second look as a way to cool cities and fight climate change.

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Chucka Stone Designs

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Name: Jenn Shon Shop Name: Chucka Stone Designs Shop Link: [link] Location: Boston, MA Ships To: Worldwide and free shipping promo going on through the end of 2008 to anyone in the US What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? Fabric and buttons as well as trimming, belting, cording. Anything that catches my eye is probably going to be turned into a hand bag or something similar.

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Cut Down on Indoor Pollutants

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Originally posted on the old blog on July 4th 2008 Update: To date I know have 2 Aloe Vera plants, 1 Spider plant, 2 Dragon trees, and 2 other plants I don't know the name of in my apartment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I came across this on stumble and I found it very interesting.

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gnomeclothes and TheStandingTree

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18, 2007) but I didn’t list my first item until February 2008. Name: Michelle McKeon Shop Name: gnomeclothes and TheStandingTree Shop Link: [link] and [link] Location: I am currently living in West Lafayette, IN until my husband finishes his PhD - Originally I am from California Ships To: Anywhere, if contacted first. What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? For my reusable lunch items I strictly use 100% Cottons and/or 100% Organic Cottons.

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Environmental stories to watch 2008

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What will Congress do about climate change in 2008? Mb) Press Release National Press Club Number of Pages: 15 International Climate Negotiations – The Road from Bali Will Congress Address Climate Change in 2008? Food, Fuel, and Forests Will China Lead or Lag on Climate Change in 2008?

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Clean Coal Reality

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Reality There are no clean coal power plants in the United States. Reality Coal is not clean. Learn more HERE Labels: Random, Did You Know, Video.

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Product Review - Parent's Choice Organic Wipes

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Photos belong to me. All rights reserved. Please link to this blog if you use my photos. We have been using these wipes for more than a year now and absolutely love them! My daughter was born with extremely sensitive skin and other wipes made her skin bleed. I adore these wipes not only because they are gentle on my baby's skin but they are 100% biodegradable and made from organic cotton and naturally derived fibers! Did I also mention they are cheap!

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Sea Find Designs

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Name: Tracy Prince Shop Name: Sea Find Designs and Stepping Stones Shop Link: www.seafinddesigns.etsy.com and www.steppingstones.etsy.com Location: Rhode Island Ships To: Everywhere! What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? Stuff found on the beach or any leftover materials I have from other projects! I like to think outside the box! Why did you decide to make ECO friendly products?

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Image

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Product Review- Tom's Natural Toothpaste

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My family and I have been using Tom's Toothpaste for 4 months now. The first flavor we picked up was Peppermint. Peppermint did not go over well with the whole family. My husband really likes the peppermint, my 7 yr old son hated the peppermint, and I could live without. It was a little too bitter. The next flavor we tried was Spearmint, now here is a winner, the spearmint is yummy and even the 7 year old likes it! After that we tried Wintermint and that was also a winner with everyone!

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Why Green Roof?

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via Plenty written by Tobin Hack Q. I know that green roofs cut down on CO2 and filter pollution and contaminants out of the air in cities, etc, etc. That’s all great. But—and I hate to sound selfish here—what’s in it for me? Building a green roof isn’t cheap; will I benefit directly in any way? Philippa, DE A. Yes—big time. First of all, your roof will actually last longer if it’s covered in plants. Crazy, but true.

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Habitaflex

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Energy Window Film

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Energy Film is a thin, transparent window film that provides immediate year-round energy savings by retaining interior heat in the winter and blocking solar heat in the summer. Energy film is an inexpensive and easy way to make the home or office more energy efficient while providing UV protection. It is easy to apply and uses no adhesives.

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Flushless Urinals

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Via treehugger 2005 A 2003 Pacific Institute research titled " Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California " (pdf) tells us that if California's water-use was as efficient as readily available technology allows it to be, a saving of 33% - from 185 gallons per capita per day (gpcd) to 123 gpcd – could be achieve. Despite their comparatively small use, individuals and businesses can play an important role in conserving water."

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Merry Christmas!

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Watch Hammerdance videos and dance lessons at DanceJam.com Labels: Holidays, Video, Random.

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Holidays

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The holiday is quickly coming. 2 of my children have croup and I am having a not so easy pregnancy. I don't have the time or energy to sit down and write articles for the blog. From now until the day after Christmas I will post links from my bookmarks that I had planned to write about. This will give you wonderful readers something to look at while giving me a much needed break. This post however will stay at the top. I plan to be back in action no later than the 27th with 3 written blogs a day.

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LOL

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Everything Will Be Alright

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Re-Born

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courtneyscastle - $85.00 Materials: Bicycle inner tube, cardboard, car tire, washer Labels: eco online shopping.

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How to Make a Wallet with Food Boxes

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RePlayGround Labels: Make your own

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Buddha Quote

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An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. Buddha Labels: Buddha.

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World Trade Centers = USS New York

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Photos are not linked. The scrape metal from the World Trade Centers that fell September 11th 2001 was used to construct the USS New York and it's motto is "Never Forget." See the information, pictures and videos below. From a circulating email; USS New York It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists.

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Night Lights

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By Etsy seller suantova Need ideas for stocking stuffers? How about night lights? Now what kind of night can you purchase that is eco friendly and same to use in your children's rooms? LEDs are the bulb to choose. LED do not burn out, the are bright, and they do not get hot. Not to mention, they use significantly less energy than any other bulb on the market. on Amazon.com. Photo is linked. Click Here to see more results on Amazon.com. There are a couple of handmade options for you as well!

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Christmas Bows- Make Your Own

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These are the bows I made. You may recall that I posted a link to a tutorial to make your own Christmas bows this year with magazines. All you need to make these bows is scissors, a sharp pointed object, (such as a seam ripper or a box knife), magazines, and brads (aka paper fasteners). I have to tell you I had a heck of a time finding the brads. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy, they had no idea what I was talking about.

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Herbs Guide

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Medicinal Herbs Guide click HERE Labels: Did you know

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GreenPrint

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From the site Saving money today, trees tomorrow GreenPrint eliminates wasteful pages in any printout automatically, saving you time and money, and maybe more importantly, saving trees, reducing greenhouse gasses, and decreasing waste. GreenPrint's patent-pending technology does this by analyzing each page of every document sent to the printer and looking for typical waste characteristics (like that last page with just a URL, banner ad, logo, or legal jargon).

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Holiday Photo Cards with ReProduct

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Let's face it, no matter how beautiful we think our family is or how adorable are children are not many card recipients keep those photos forever or for very long. So how do you remedy the situation but still send a beautiful holiday photo card? Welcome to "A World Without Waste". ReProduct will print those beautiful holiday photos and provide a postage paid envelope and instructions to send each card back to the company.

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rent A toy

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It is a little late for this year, but next year why don't you try renting toys for your child? Check out this [link] you can rent quality toys that are in great shape and return them or trade them in for new toys when your child becomes bored. This is also a great way to try out the latest and greatest toys before investing your hard earned money in something that will only interest your child for 72 hours (and that may be pushing it!). Check it out HERE.

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DebbyAremDesigns

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Shop Name: DebbyAremDesigns Shop Link: [link] Location: Gaithersburg/Laytonsville , Maryland Ships To: US and International What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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ECO-Dome

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Travel Responsibly

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Planning on Traveling? Check out this site HERE Promoting responsible travel and ecotourism , supporting sustainable development , and helping travelers and travel providers protect the cultures and environments they visit. Labels: helpful tips

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How to Make Beads from Newspaper

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I found this awesome tutorial through Stumbleupon! Check it out HERE. I am sure you could use magazine paper too! Labels: Make your own

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Gift Ideas from Etsy ECO Team

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Shop TeamEcoEtsy Dreammoth Childrens tshirt - $25.00 - inkyspider Re-usable Food Bags - $9.50 - kootsac Pet Bed - $50.00 - anniessweatshop Hemp Coin Purse - $8.00 - JenniferJoyCreative Circuit Board Desk Clock - $66.50 - DebbyAremDesigns Tan Woven Rug - $35.00 - ReWovenDesigns Sprouts Handfelted Pillow - $94.00 - tanisalexis Labels: Holiday, eco online shopping, etsy seller

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Want to Go Green in the Afterlife?

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Ecopod - "respecting the earth shaping the future" From the site; Ecopod is a revolutionary design in coffins made from naturally hardened, 100% recycled paper. The time and consideration gone into the concept and design of the Ecopod we feel has culminated in a product with much to offer. Made from 100% ecologically sound materials the Ecopod is the ideal product for a non toxic burial or cremation. Perfect for use in greenfield sites.

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For Your Info - Sunscreen and Harmful Chemicals

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From GoodGreenTips Link at bottom Photos not linked Hey—isn’t somebody out there looking out for our health? Anybody? The FDA, for instance? How can that possibly be that sunscreens don’t necessarily work as promised? And some may even contain ingredients that pose health risks? A new study of almost 1,000 sunscreens has found that 4 out of 5 do not screen out the sun as promised or may contain chemicals that could be hazardous to your health.

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Kitchen Hints

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From bearhaus Photos not linked To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh~if it rises to the surface, throw it away. Keep the linings from cereal boxes~they make great substitutes for waxed paper! To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes! Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle~ perfect shaped pancakes every time!

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Looking for Local

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Searching for purchases you can make local and benefit your economy? Search no further than Local Harvest ! Local Harvest has listings for online, farmer's market, co-op's, and more. And if you can't find a local shop for it on their website and they will send it to you from the closet location! Unfortunately it is only for the United States. Labels: Helpful tips

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